|August 21st, 2012|
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Many of these would probably have some contras mixed in, like the english-contra dance we had a while ago, but the more forms you want to mix in an evening the fewer bands and callers are up for it. We also might do these in partnership with other organizations , looking for a larger audience and trying to help dancers of both groups find other dance styles they might enjoy.
So: would special events on 1st Sundays be good for BIDA? Is a pattern like "3rd Sundays are contras, 1st Sundays anything goes" too much for people to remember?  Would it hurt our community, because people who have come to expect one thing from BIDA (contras) would come to 1st Sundays expecting that and be disappointed? Would you want this?
 What sort of an event would we like? Who would be good for that? When are they all free? Can we get the hall then? No? Well, we can have the hall these days, can the performers do those days? No? Shall we ask other people? Wait longer? -- This is much worse than scheduling for our regular series because there we just ask for a block of dates for the hall (al 1st and 3rd Sundays) and then fill them as best as we can.
 As a kind of pilot I'm currently organizing a joint event with the Jamaica Plain Subversive Square Dance Society, an old-time square dance group. This would be on a Friday , though, not a 1st Sunday.
 Tentatively, Friday 9/28.